Golden West Food Group and Cooks Venture – a vertically integrated food company re-envisioning the future of agriculture – announced the closing of a $10 million Series A investment. Earlier this year, Golden West Food Group led a $4 million investment for the regenerative agriculture start-up expanding its distribution nationwide. 
With over a decade of research and development, Cooks Venture breeds and raises proprietary slow-growth, heirloom chicken taking into account the health of the animal and the health of the environment. Cooks Venture re-imagines how selective breeding is conducted through more natural criteria and heritage lines to offer a better-for-you, better-for-the-environment alternative to industrial-bred, factory-farmed chicken that dominate the broiler industry today. Cooks Ventures is the only vertically integrated chicken producer in the United States that uses its own independent genetics operation breeding through selection instead of genetic engineering.
Cooks Venture raises chicken yielding superior taste, substantially improved animal welfare, strong natural pathogenic resistance for food systems, new demand for regenerative agricultural crops and an elevated standard of living for farmers and employees. 
The Series A investment aids in the development and commercialization of Cooks Venture on a national scale and the funding of its regenerative crop management program.